The opinions of Boomers should not weigh heavily on the decisions made in the future because 1. we caused it, 2. it won't be our problem and 3. we are wrong. All are facts, my brothers.
I understand all your points and generally agree except with these statements.
The first, "we caused it" is patently false. Humans have been polluting the environment since day 1. In the Victorian era we heated our homes and rail transportation using coal. This caused massive air pollution in larger cities. We still use coal in underdeveloped countries for home use. We use it in many areas for electricity production. The developed world transitioned from coal to oil around 1930 to 1950. Many areas transitioned from home use of oil to natural gas and electricity in the 1960's.
As a baby boomer living in California in the 1960's I remember the pale of pollution surrounding Los Angeles. California was a leader in the push for vehicle emission reductions. Since we were children "we did not cause it". Vehicle emission reduction has improved immensely since 1965 as the technology improved.
I remember Love Canal.
I remember acid rain.
I remember the river in Ohio burning from the pollution in it.
I remember mercury poisoning many lakes caused by paper production.
Baby boomers have been instrumental in pollution reduction. As humans we have squandered this improvement. Our population has increased 4 fold in my life. Every person consumes resources and always will. As our efficiency has improved it has allowed more of us to consume greater amounts of resources.
"It won't be our problem". Maybe less so than my grandson who was born 5 months ago but I plan to stick around for another 25 years. Even then my skin in the game are my children and grandchildren.
"We are wrong". Wrong about what? If everything I have written here is wrong then I question what the truth is.
I am not meaning any of this to be disrespectful to your or what you wrote. Merely more insight into a very serious problem.
I see it all the time. People in their old diesel trucks not giving a **** about them idling belching fumes. Or driving foot to the floor not caring about the fuel use it causes. I see it in the huge numbers of pickup trucks people choose to drive. I see it in our life choices of flying around the world. I see it in the destruction of forests world wide. This does not even start to wonder about the rapid rise in pollution caused by China and India. For all the work China is doing to switch to electrics they are still building massive coal generating stations to power those electric vehicles. Generally, people do not care. The small vocal minority I call ecoterrorists care.
For the last 55 years we have done a lot of work reducing our pollution impact. Then along comes Greta and pointing fingers. That rubs me the wrong way.